public law
public law n
1: an enactment of a legislature that affects the public at large throughout the entire territory (as a state or nation) which is subject to the jurisdiction of the legislature or within a particular subdivision of its jurisdiction: general law – called also public act, public statute; compare local law 1a
2 a: the area of law that deals with the relations of individuals with the state and regulates the organization and conduct of government compare private law
b: international law regulating the relations among sovereign states or nations as distinguished from private international law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

public law
that area of law that deals with the state and the relations of the state with the public.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


public law
A general classification of law concerned with the political and sovereign capacity of a state.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


public law
I
A general classification of law concerned with the political and sovereign capacity of a state.
II That law such as traffic ordinances or zoning ordinances which applies to the public.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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